Santamaria Appointed SVP Rail, Clever Devices

Written by Marybeth Luczak, Executive Editor
John Santamaria, Senior Vice President of Rail, Clever Devices

John Santamaria, Senior Vice President of Rail, Clever Devices

Clever Devices, an Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) provider, has named John Santamaria Senior Vice President of Rail.

Santamaria will focus on rail customer acquisition and project deployment, and help define the Woodbury, N.Y.-based company’s rail solutions portfolio.

He served most recently as Vice President and Chief Mechanical Officer, Car Equipment, at MTA New York City Transit (NYCT), overseeing maintenance and acquisitions. Santamaria spent more than 23 years at the agency, which he joined after holding engineering positions at Northrop Grumman. He is Vice-Chair of the American Public Transportation Association’s (APTA) Rolling Equipment Technical Forum and an active participant in the International Association of Public Transport (UITP) Rolling Stock subcommittee.

“The rail market represents one of Clever Devices’ important strategic growth areas,” CEO Frank Ingrassia said. “With his wealth of experience and deep understanding of the rail industry, John will be instrumental in helping Clever Devices develop a winning strategy for this important market.”

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